28 September 2016 Antibacterial activity of graphene layers
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Proceedings Volume 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016; 100310G (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249188
Event: Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, 2016, Wilga, Poland
Abstract
The bacterial biofilm is a direct cause of complications in management of various medical conditions. There is an ongoing search for a feasible method to prevent its growth, as an alternative to antibiotics, which are ineffective. The aim of the study was to prepare and evaluate a detailed algorithm for production of graphene coatings, using economically efficient methods of printed electronics (such as ink-jet printing or spray coating), and assess their antibacterial properties. Based on the preliminary results of our work we suggest that graphene coating may inhibit the formation of microbial biofilms. Further research is needed to verify antibacterial properties of graphene coatings and its future applications in prevention of biofilm-related infections, e.g. by coating surgical instruments, catheters or tracheostomy tubes. In addition, we propose a series of hypotheses to be evaluated in further work.
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Ł. Dybowska-Sarapuk, Ł. Dybowska-Sarapuk, A. Kotela, A. Kotela, J. Krzemiński, J. Krzemiński, D. Janczak, D. Janczak, M. Wróblewska, M. Wróblewska, H. Marchel, H. Marchel, P. Łęgorz, P. Łęgorz, M. Jakubowska, M. Jakubowska, } "Antibacterial activity of graphene layers", Proc. SPIE 10031, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2016, 100310G (28 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2249188; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2249188
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